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June 15, 2019

Sweat the Rainbow

By: Laurie Gallardo

If you’ve been to a Calliope Musicals show, you’re richer with the knowledge that it’s not only an awesome, Joseph’s-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat extravaganza of a show, but an exhilarating reaffirmation of the healing and empowerment that music is capable of. Songwriter/front woman Carrie Fussell pens Calliope’s exuberant life embraces directly from the heart and soul – and appreciates unmitigated joy as an act of defiance. Take that, lame-o naysayers. And now you have Color/Sweat to reckon with.

Recorded at The Bubble by producer Frenchie Smith, the band’s new album pulsates with feverishly energetic, multi-rainbowed electro-pop vibes, led by Fussell channeling a kind of Nina Hagen/Kate Bush dance-funk nitro.

One for the books, baby. Catch Calliope Musicals today at Radio Coffee & Beer‘s 5-Year Birthday celebration, 4204 Manchaca Rd. The birthday show line-up is sick, yo: Magna Carda, Kelsey Wilson‘s (Wild Child) new project Sir Woman, and Rattlesnake Milk. The music starts early at 5 p.m.

Dance like no one can stop you. Because they can’t. Recommended.

-Photography by Kate Blaising.


October 20, 2023

Get It

Tomar and The FCs, tonight and tomorrow at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul.


October 19, 2023

Come Around and Love Me

KUTX’s 10th Birthday Concert series presents Jalen Ngonda, tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage.


October 18, 2023

Toda Esta Musica

¡Tan spectacular! KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, tomorrow night at Chess Club…


October 17, 2023


Seriously. It’s heavy. Acid Mothers Temple tonight at Hotel Vegas…


October 16, 2023

What’s Yr Damage

Following the breakup of their previous psych-gaze band Creepoid, Anna and Patrick Troxell forged an electro post-punk dynamic as the duo Lovelorn. And now the ATX-by-way-of Philly outfit is ramping things up with two new additions to the line-up, guitarists Steve Pike and Kyle Harris. No doubt extra shreds will add even more discordant dimensions […]


October 14, 2023

More Weekend Picks

The AMM’s back at it with a few more ACL Fest selections, and a couple of must-see non-festival related shows to sink your fangs into. Here’s a list. Check it twice: Gonna say this over and over: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 13, 2023

ACL Fest Friday and More

It’s round two of the Austin Music Minute‘s selections for ACL Fest 2023, along with AMM show picks off the beaten path for those not festivally-inclined. No, “festivally” is not an actual word, but you get it: And remember: Go support the bands, even if you’re abstaining from those of the wrist variety.


October 12, 2023

5th Wheel

Wait. You missed Night 1 of Deezie Brown’s Wire Wheel Opera House series (Part II) last night?? Do not despair! The Austin-based rap artist and producer behind 5th Wheel Fairy Tale is presenting the next round tonight, Thursday Oct. 12, at Chess Club on Red River. And true to form from the previous iteration of […]